When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.
There is no education like adversity.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
We are all born for love, it is the principle existence and it's only end.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
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How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.
I like to watch.
Chance, Being There (1979)
Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.
Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.
In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations – it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir.
J. Stuart Keate
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Love is like the wild rose-briar. Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly ?
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Tonight's weather forecast - dark, with continued darkness until morning.
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
Shane ! Shane ! Come back !
Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)
The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Love is more than a feeling, it's a state of mind.
Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about that you think.
An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.
Caroline L. Gascoigne
The best things in life are not things.
Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing , every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
What is life without the radiance of love.
We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within
A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.
Love is a game that two can play and both win.
The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Change yourself, change your fortunes.
Keep the Faith.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
Every cloud has a silver lining.
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)
We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
It is not good for all our wishes to be filled , through sickness we recognize the value of health, through evil, the value of good, through hunger, the value of food, through exertion, the value of rest.
All things come to those who wait, but when they come they're out of date.
Luck is when opportunity knocks, and you answer.
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
Snap out of it !
Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)
Faith can move mountains.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
True love never lives happily ever after. True love has no ending.
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
Desire, ignorance, and inequality, this is the trinity of bondage.
Girls got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all.
You can observe a lot just by watching.
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
Tell me and I forget , show me and I remember , involve me and I understand.
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.
A gentleman can withstand hardships , it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.
Love is friendship set on fire.
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
Madame De Maintenon
How do you live ?
Helen, James Allen (1932)
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
That'll do, pig. That'll do.
Farmer Hoggett, Babe (1995)
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
Yo, Adrian !
Rocky Balboa, Rocky (1976)
My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain - and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.
To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
How can we remember our ignorance, which our growth requires, when we are using our knowledge all the time ?
Henry David Thoreau
Education means inspiring someones mind, not just filling their head.
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Why is it that we spend so much of our time preparing for when we can do what we want, instead of just doing what we want right now.
John P. Strelecky
The life which is unexamined is not worth living
It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.
The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.
Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.
Reflection doesn't take anything away from decisiveness, from being a person of action. In fact, it generates the inner toughness that you need to be an effective person of action -- to be a leader. Think of leadership as some of two vectors competence: (your specialty, your skills, your know-howl) and authenticity: (your identity, your character, your attitude) .
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.